Steinway & Sons‘ 600,000th piano is named The Fibonacci (after the mathematical sequence, picturing the iconic spiral on its veneer) and is absolutely stunning. It is designed by Frank Pollaro and it took more than 6,000 hours over the course of four years to create the finished piece.
Here is what Darren Marshall, Chief Marketing Officer of Steinway & Sons, says about the famous piano: “The Fibonacci spiral is a representation of perfect proportions and natural beauty. Without a doubt, Frank captured those qualities in this piano, creating a work of art for the eyes and the ears.”
Steinway has a history of gifting their milestone pianos, with the 100,000th model originally gifted to the United States White House before being added to the Smithsonian’s permanent collection—the 300,000 is still in the White House’s East Room. However, the nine-foot, Model D concert grand Fibonacci is actually for sale and it worth 2.4 million USD. The company is also planning to create up to six exclusive, limited edition Model B pianos inspired by the design. According to the company, the image was handmade using “six individual logs of Macassar Ebony, creating a fluid design that represents the geometric harmony found in nature.” The spiral’s lines continue from the lid to the curved base of the piano, while synthetic ivory inlay and patinated bronze adds some contrast.